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Costume-Con 26: Adventures in the Costume Continuum
ended on April 28, 2008
Registration information for future years is available on their respective websites:
  • Costume-Con 27 (Maryland):
  • Costume-Con 28 (Milwaukee, WI):
  • Costume-Con 29 (New Jersey-New York Metro area)
  • (home page for seated Costume-Cons) :
  • Costume-Con archives :
  • if you joined us, we hope you had a great time!


    Help Wanted: Programming

    Posted: February 19, 2008

    Programming is in need of minions to staff our operations room and green room during the run of the convention. No prior experience needed. Interested parties should be willing to interact with people to provide information as needed.

    Interested parties should send messages to

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    Fantasy and Science fiction rules now available

    Posted: December 31, 2007

    The Fantasy and Science Fiction masquerade rules are now available on the F&SF Masquerade information page.

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    The Future Fashion Folio design reservations are open!

    Posted: December 5, 2007

    The Costume-Con 26 Future Fashion Folio was mailed out Wednesday, November 21, 2007. It went out at Media Mail rates, which is supposed to be 4-8 days delivery time. Copies sent out of the US were mailed International First Class. Reservations for designs are now open via email, postal mail, and an online form.

    Full details are available on the Fashion Competitions page.

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    A note to our friends from the Bay Area Rodeo

    Posted: September 17, 2007

    Convention chair Kevin Roche and bid chair Andy Trembley sponsored a prize at the GSGRA-BAC 2007 Bay Area Rodeo in the name of Costume-Con 26.

    Andy and our friend Howard also shot approximately 10,000 frames of rodeo action, which we will be posting to a website probably by 21 September. We will update this news item with a link to the photo gallery once they have been posted, so our cowboy and cowgirl friends can download their pictures. We also invite Costume-Con 26 members and other visitors to view the gallery once it opens.

    Thanks to everyone at the Rodeo who came to chat with us about Costume-Con this year!

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    Update to Future Fashion Folio Rules -- Single Pattern Contest Change

    Posted: July 24, 2007

    The Rules and Submissions Guidelines for the Costume-Con 26 Future Fashion Folio have been modified with regards to the Single Pattern Contest. Visit the Fashion Competitions page for full details. (And in case you hadn't noticed earlier, the Video Masquerade Rules are available on the Video Masquerade page.)

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    Seams To Me #2 is Up!

    Posted: May 16, 2007

    Get the latest on our comfy hotel, our fabulous dealers' room, our stunning exhibits, and the eagerly-awaited Fashion Folio rules! Just click on Progress Report 2 in the menu to the left. Beware,it's so full of goodies it may take a little while to load!

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    Con Chair Wins Lifetime Achievement Award!

    Posted: April 5, 2007

    Kevin Roche, our con chair, was just awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Costumers' Guild at Costume-Con 25! Check out for info on the ICG, and to see Kevin's illustrious forebears.

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    It Seams To Me, CC26 Progress Report One Point One now available!

    Posted: February 13, 2007

    It Seams to Me, CC26 Progress Report 1.1 is available now! Look for an email in your box Real Soon Now (you're on one of our mailing lists, aren't you?) or just click the title to check out our mini Progress Report. Get the latest! You will need a copy of the free Acrobat Reader to view the PR.

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    New Merchandise in the Costume-Con 26 CafePress shop

    Posted: December 25, 2006

    We've added a large assortment of new items to our Official Merchandise shop. Check it out at

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    Costume-Con 26 signs contract with DoubleTree Hotel San Jose

    Posted: October 6, 2006

    I'm pleased to announce that today I signed the hotel contract for Costume-Con 26 with the DoubleTree Hotel San Jose, well-known site of many Bay Area conventions!

    Our room rates will be $92 for a standard room, 1-4 people.

    Update April 25, 2007
    Note: Reservations should not be made in our room block before May 1, 2007.
    If you call before then they may say they do not have any rooms available at our rate. (The date has been pushed out because 2008 is a leap year, and reservations cannot be made more than 365 days before your check-out date)

    Further details will be posted as we have them; once our reservation block opens we will have a room reservation page available here on

    Kevin Roche
    Costume-Con 26 Chair

    Our fearless leader signs the CC26 Contract
    Our fearless leader signs the CC26 Contract

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    Costume-Con 26 Announcement and Chat YahooGroups are now online!

    Posted: June 2, 2006

    The committee is happy to announce that our Costume-Con 26 announcements and chat email groups are now open for subscription.

    CC26SV-info is an announcements-only list; it will be fairly low traffic but will be sure to keep you up-to-date on important developments as the event approaches.

    You can join CC26SV-info via the following link:

    Click here to join cc26sv-info
    Click to join cc26sv-info

    CC26SV-chat, on the other hand, is a discussion group where chat and banter about the upcoming event are encouraged. You can join CC26SV-chat via this link:
    Click here to join cc26sv-chat
    Click to join cc26sv-chat

    Join either or both groups and make sure you stay in the loop and in the know!

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    Latest Websites for Seated Costume-Cons

    Posted: May 1, 2006

    Latest Websites for Costume-Con Bids

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    Official Merchandise now available on CafePress!

    Posted: April 17, 2006

    We're pleased to announce that the first official Costume-Con 26 merchandise is now available via CafePress. It features "The Persistence of Stitchery", the logo designed for us by Kevin Roche, including a new color version designed for printing on a black t-shirt. The Costume-Con 26 shop is found at

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    CC26 in Silicon Valley is now an officially seated Costume-Con!

    Posted: May 3, 2005

    Site selection for Costume-Con 26 took place this weekend at Costume-Con 23 in Ogden, Utah.

    Our bid for CC26 in Silicon Valley, California won the vote handily; here is the ballot breakdown:
    50 ballots total
    48 valid ballots:
    1 vote for No Preference
    1 vote for Baptisttown, NJ
    1 vote for Andy & Kevin's Place
    45 votes for Silicon Valley, CA

    Watch the site for updates; as soon as we have our DBA filed and our financial gurus are satisfied with our business plan we'll be starting registration.

    Thank you to everyone who supported us during the pre-vote bid period!

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    On our way to a Corporate Identity!

    Posted: April 22, 2005

    Today the Articles of Incorporation for the Unconventional Foundation were filed with the California Secretary of State.

    Why does this matter? If we win the bid for Costume-Con 26, it will be a project of the Unconventional Foundation, Inc.(UCF) !

    Next step: we'll be working to obtain 501(c)3 non-profit status for the UCF.


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    Posted: January 14, 2005

    Further Confusion 2005: Furries of the Nile
    Jan 13-17, 2005, at the Doubletree Hotel in San Jose, CA
    LOEG Party Friday Night after the Concert!

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    It's Official!

    Posted: December 14, 2004

    That's right, it's official! CC26 in Silicon Valley? has been accepted as an official bid by the Costume-Con Service Mark holders.

    Voting for Costume-Con 26 will take place at CC 23 in Ogden, Utah.

    Remember, you must hold at least a supporting membership in CC23 to cast a ballot in the CC26 site selection. (Supporting members may mail in their ballots).

    Information on Costume-Con 23 is available at

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    Posted: November 30, 1999

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    Posted: November 30, 1999

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    Posted: November 30, 1999

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    Check our calendar and see if the CC26? bid committee is coming to a convention near you!

    Parties coming up:

    Planning underway for League of Evil Genius Parties in early 2007!

    Posted: December 23, 2006

    Our signature League of Evil Genius Hall of Fame parties are already being planned for 2007. At this time, you can expect us to be holding salons at:

    We are also planning a presence at numerous other events, including:

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    2008 Pre-Con Parties

    Posted: January 23, 2008

    2008 holds our final signature League of Evil Genius Hall of Fame convention parties! At this time, you will find us holding salons at:

    In addition, our lab-coated-staff (ok, maybe they won't actually be wearing lab coats at these events!) will be working their more glamorous, hospitable evil on the Imperial Court circuit at the 2008 San Francisco and San Jose Coronation events.

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    See our Parties page for more details and past party reviews.